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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
By having an exam: An thorough exam should provide information that you can discuss with the doctor to form an opinion on the appropriateness of living with it or findin ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Paranoid?: Regular checkups with your family doctor for clean bill of health!.
Dr. Dale Tylor
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be healthy, checkups: I think you're asking how to prevent these issues even though you don't have them now. Decreasing vision and hearing can occur as people age, but s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kilgo
Specializes in Neurology
Cochlear Implant: Cochlear implants can help in certain types of hearing loss. An evaluation of the deaf person would be required to know if it would help. Age is not t ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Giddings
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually: If the person had reasonably good hearing at a younger age and developed good speech they are usually a good candidate for a cochlear implant. Advance ... Read More
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Dr. Jed Kwartler
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cochlear implant: Absolutely. Our oldest patient was 99. And she did really nicely with that. It is more a function of cognitive ability and medical condition, not ch ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing test: She really needs a complete hearing test to determine the nature and extent of her hearing loss. Depending on those results and discussion with a good ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Need more informatio: To answer your question, we need more information. What type of tumor did your sister have? Was it every biopsied (or treated?). What symptoms are you ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See an ENT doctor: After full and careful evaluation they can help you determine whether you may be a candidate for surgery, including cochlear implants.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Loud sounds/babies: You could have your baby checked out by and ENT doctor as it is difficult to know if your baby is hearing well or not. It is not a good idea to be clo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
EEG/MRI: Your daughter had a history of epilepsy and this may represent a recurrence or a new onset of a muscle disorder. It is imperative that she be evaluate ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No cure: Hearing loss due to nerve problems cannot be undone. Depending on the type of hearing loss you have (which can be determined by your ENT and audiologi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: First tinnitus is usually a result of some form of hearing loss or dysfunction. So if you have hearing loss then you are at risk for experiencing tinn ... Read More

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